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John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal Hardcover – Illustrated, 7 October 2019
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Richard Ormond is an outstanding Sargent scholar, as well as well as being the the artist's grand-nephew. He was previously director of the National Maritime Museum. He has worked on numerous publications, including, with Elaine Kilmurray, the nine volume Sargent catalogue raisonné, and has co-curated exhibitions on Sargent's work in London, Washington D.C., Boston, Ferrara and Los Angeles.
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Beautiful5 November 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
I got this book and left it on the shelf, unopened for two weeks. Yesterday picked it up and couldn't put it down. This is truly a magnificent publication, one that deserves to be in your library, wether or not a JSS fan. Note well though, no colour images, no watercolours or oils, just masterpieces in charcoal. And 5 stars for me aren't enough. Want to study portraiture...
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Rosa DeBerry King
Indispensable for Admirers of John Singer Sargent's Charcoal Portraits24 November 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
“John Singer Sargent, Portraits in Charcoal” is an elegant catalog written by Sargent’s grand-nephew and eminent art historian, Richard Ormond. The book accompanies the exhibition, also curated by Mr. Ormond, of Sargent’s charcoal portraits on display at the Morgan Library in New York. I was fortunate to enjoy the exhibition earlier this month and can revisit the portraits and the biographies of Sargent’s sitters in this beautifully written and designed catalog. I recommend this book for anyone who loves Sargent’s work and wants to learn more about the bold and inimitable charcoal portraits he did later in his prolific career as an artist who was mainly known for his oils and watercolors.
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Superb18 October 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
High quality reproductions of Sargent’s elegant portraits are accompanied by succinct commentary on each sitter. Other relevant background information on this important artist is also offered. Definitely a worthwhile purchase and a bargain at this price.
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Danielle in Philadelphia suburbs
Excellent book and treatment of the subject25 November 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Excellent book and treatment of the subject. I love Sargent’s paintings and was unaware that he had done so many charcoal portraits. This is a beautiful book with lots of excellent photos of the charcoal portraits. I bought the book as a gift for an artist friend who had just returned from a visit of the Morgan Library and Museums’s exhibit of these charcoals. She highly recommended a visit and I hope to be able to do so while it is at the Morgan.
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Keen on graphics
Disappointing26 March 2021 - Published on Amazon.com
I know that I am in the minority here as I found the print quality to be lacking. The images look no better than an inexpensive book from Dover. In fact, I printed a couple of Sargent’s charcoal portraits from the Web on my home inkjet for comparison, and the printouts were as good or better than in this National Portrait Gallery publication. The book is nicely formatted, and I haven’t yet read the text, but if you’re very fussy about print quality, this book may be more for reference than enjoyment.
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